January 20, 2019

My partner in Farend Natural Products (FNP - we make Bud Rub), Charles Joseph, is in an upcoming film about him. Here is a trailer for it.  Enjoy! Charles is the carver who created the totem pole referred to in an earlier blog. 

July 12, 2018

Considerable research has been undertaken in the past 5 - 10 years on our microbiome, the commensal and symbiotic microorganisms that inhabit our bodies both inside and out. Several truths about the great importance of these organisms have become obvious over this time...

February 1, 2018

For around 40 years I have been home to a growing body of injuries that reflected my active lifestyle and bestowed on me ongoing pain that only increased as I aged.  Injuries I sustained in my teens came back in my 30s and 40s to haunt me, and as a little as 5 years ag...

October 4, 2017

 Kaidence passed away from the cancer on Monday October 2 after so many years by my side. The hope I had of saving her from this disease were taken from me when I used up my on-hand supply in a matter of 10 days.  I knew I would have to keep up the treatment if I had a...

August 28, 2017

Yesterday was a tough day.  My good friend of the past 13 years, my dog Kaidence, was found to have cancer in her tongue.  The prognosis isn't good and she is expected to only have a few months before she will no longer be able to swallow and have to be euthanised.  I...

May 8, 2017

Last week both the owners of Farend Natural Products were in Montreal to raise a totem pole in front of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.  This was a important event for all Canadians, not just us, and not just for first nations people here. The pole was raised to tell...

May 8, 2017

Like many other Canadians, when I heard Cannabis was going to be legalized after all these years of struggle, I was elated. I also had a more cynical response. Understandably the Liberals had to put a bill together that would satisfy the critics of legalization and I k...

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